In recent years, the University of Minnesota's Spring Jam has steadily expanded in both size and scope. And this year's schedule of activities and robust music lineup are their most ambitious yet.
Spread over three days, from April 24-26, there will be a series of free concerts on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses, culminating in a ticketed show at Mariucci Arena featuring Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt.
The festivities get underway on Thursday, April 24, with the Nashville country trio Gloriana kicking things off with a free live performance in the Front Plaza of the Coffman Union. At 7 p.m. that evening, the Los Angeles indie pop band the Mowgli's will play a free show at the North Star Ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center. They will be joined by the San Francisco pop quartet, Finish Ticket, who will open the show.
One of the big draws for the U of M's Spring Jam will be Poliça, who are set to play a free show in Coffman Union's Front Plaza at noon on Friday, April 25. Later that evening, Nashville rock trio Leagues will also perform at Coffman Union, with their set scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
The Spring Jam culminates on Saturday, April 26, with the U's most ambitious lineup yet, as Mac Miller is set to headline Mariucci Arena, with Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt, hippie-hop local act Mod Sun, and the winner of the Battle of the Bands contest all performing at the ice arena.
The show is set to start at 7:30 p.m., and unlike the other shows, this one requires tickets to attend, which went on-sale yesterday. Student tickets are $20 for general admission seating, and $25 for floor seats. Tickets are available to the public, as well, at $35 for GA seats, and $45 for floor seats.
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